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Dec 16, 2012 8:00pm PST
>> an interfaith prayer vigil wrapped up in newtown, connecticut just over an hour ago. that's the location where 20 children and 6 adults were killed in an elementary school shooting. more than 2000 people packed the high school to hear president obama offer words of comfort and condolences on behalf of the entire country. tory dunnan is live in newtown, connecticut. prayers >> the lord is my shepard. i shall not want >>reporter: and 26 candles.for the 26 lives lost. in newtown, connecticut sunday night, more than two thousand people gathered to grieve and to mourn. after meeting with the families of those gunned down inside sandy hook elementary school, president obama tried to offer comfort in the aftermath of an unthinkable ahoy crime. >> oi am very mindful that mere words cannot match the depths of your sorrow or can heal your wounded hearts, i can only hope it helps that you know you are not alone in your grief >>reporter: outside the high school and around newtown, there are memorials. candles, teddy bears and momentos left by people who traveled many >> to let everyone know
KRON
Dec 15, 2012 8:00pm PST
us from newtown with new information on the victims. >>reporter:27 people were killed yesterday. most of them. children just 6 and 7 years old. we can now put names and faces to those killed at sandy hook elementary school. among them, 27-year- old first grade teacher, victoria soto. her family says she died trying to protect her students. robbie parker lost his daugter emilie. >> "she always had something kind to say about anybody. she is an incredible person and i am so blessed to be her dad." >>reporter: the state medical examiner said he believes all the children killed were first graders as police continue to search for evidence in every "crack and crevice" of the school, the community is trying to figure out just how to cope. " when tragedies like this occur, people often look for answers, an explanation of how this could have occurred. but the sad truth is, there are no answers. no good ones, anyway." "the mass shooting at sandy hook elementary school is a stark contrast to the feel you get walking thru this picturesque town. it almost feels like a norman rockwell paintin
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Dec 15, 2012 11:00pm PST
connecticut. tory dunnan joins us from newtown with new information on the victims. most of those killed. kindergarten and first graders just 6 and 7 years old. tory? >> president obama will travel on sunday to meet with first responders and families of the victims. it has been a difficult time they learn to the people were killed yesterday. most of them. children just 6 and 7 years old. we can now put names and faces to those killed at sandy hook elementary school. among them, 27-year- victoria soto. her family says she died trying to protect her students. robbie parker lost his daugter emilie. >> "she always had something kind to say about anybody. she is an incredible person and i am so blessed to be her dad." the state medical examiner said he believes all the graders as police continue to search for evidence in the school, the community is trying to figure out just how to cope. " when tragedies like this occur, people often look for answers, an explanation of how this could have occurred. but the sad truth is, there are no answers. no good ones, anyway." "the mass shooting at
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Dec 22, 2012 11:00pm PST
will attend chalk hill school in the town of monroe.about eight miles away from newtown. crews and volunteers are working around the clock to make sure the school looks identical to sandy hook elementary school. chalk hill hasn't been used as a school since june 2011.meanwhile, funerals and memorial services are wrapping up for the 26 people killed in newtown, just over a week ago. services were held in connecticut for 7-year-old josephine gay and 6-year- old ana marquez-greene. while another service in utah was held for 6-year-old emilie parker. some victims' family members are joining the gun control debate following the massacre at sandy hook elementary. cnn's anderson cooper spoke with the mother of 6-year- old shooting victim noah pozner. >> they were here, and they mattered. they all had families and they mattered. and so did all of the educators who died that day. they all mattered. they all had families, they all had friends. they all had - you know, if i asked everybody in this world who has ever loved someone, who has ever had a human being in their life who was essential
KRON
Dec 16, 2012 8:00am PST
responders in newtown, connecticut today. as well as attend an interfaith vigil where he will speak. federal agents plan to target gun stores and shooting ranges across connecticut in hopes of finding clues about the gunman, adam lanza. it has now been revealed that there is no link between lanza's mother and the school. contrary to earlier reports that said nancy lanza was a teacher at sandy hook elementary. rene marsh continues our coverage. >> this quiet new in town is searching for answers. >> i am also a teacher i could not know how or what she realized. >> her friend, victoria soto died protecting her students. the names and ages of the 20 children were released on saturday. one of those children is emily. >> my daughter is one of the first that would be giving her support to support. >> as we move on from what happened here, what happened to so many people let it not turn into something that defines us. something that inspires us to be better, more compassionate and more humble. >> the governor of connecticut and turk to speak and echoed the sentiments. >> there will be to di
KRON
Dec 20, 2012 4:00am PST
tragic shooting at an elementary school in newtown, connecticut, the community is coping with a steady stream of funeral processions. rene marsh has the story from newtown. >> another day brings heartbreaking funerals in a town try to figure out how to heal. >> the teachers in the sandy hook are struggling. >> thursday, more children including a six year-old will be laid to rest. they bid farewell to 27 year-old, victoria soto (music) >> paul simon, a family friend of soto perform " sound of silence" wednesday night, 3000 people gathered at western connecticut university for a tribute to the victims. the tragedy has been national debate over gun control. president obama is pledging to take action. the newtown united, a new form a group is calling for sensible gun legislation. >> we have 20 children that we are burying. >> we have learned that the day before her death, she just returned from a short trip to a luxury resort in new hampshire. in recent years she felt comfortable about leaving her son at home non-supervised. >> we're all going to continue to keep you updated with ch
KRON
Dec 18, 2012 5:00pm PST
four days since the school shooting in connecticut. the people of newtown are trying to return to some sense of routine.even as more children are buried. the children headed back to school tuesday were met by specially trained teachers. those staffers spent monday with experts - learning how to best handle the aftermath of the tragedy. the children >> one of the best things that we could do is have a sense of a return to normalcy. school as part of that. >>catherine: the children of sandy hook elementary are 'not' back in class yet. and probably won't be until after christmas. moving trucks continue to empty out their building.moving equipment to a vacant middle school where they'll go back to class.meantime.the sad string of funerals continued. 6-year-old jessica rekos is one of the 20 children gunned down friday morning. her funeral service began only minutes after another one - for classmate james mattioli - had wrapped up. while investigators promise answers in what happened. many wonder if it will ever really be clear why 20-year- old adam lanza did this. the fbi is trying to
KRON
Dec 23, 2012 8:00am PST
assault weapons and to pay respect to the victims and families in newtown, connecticut. kron4's jeff pierce has the story. >> we are here to represent the twenty six people who were massacred in newton connectticut (naming of vitims) >> reporter: local members of the brady campaign the national group that has crusaded for the ban of assault weapons for over three decades laid on the cold concrete of justin hermin plaza in san francisco saturday afternoon. >> we've been losing children to gun violence for a long time, i'm hoping this is the straw that broke the camels back. >> it has a greater impact when it is twenty kids at once there is something about first graders that strikes peoples hearts. >> reporter: the brady campaign and others like them are mobilizing to keep the dialogue this national tragedy has created in the forefront of their effort to ban assault weapons. >> i'm hoping that these twenty six people did not die in vain that these twenty children, their lives have to mean something and this is what they are going to mean. >> reporter: the campaign is encouraged that th
KRON
Dec 20, 2012 6:00am PST
as many as possible. >> wednesday newtown said it farewell to sandy hook teacher the vicki soto. paul simon was a family friend and performed at the sound of silence at her funeral. wednesday night about 3000 people gathered at western connecticut state university for a tribute to newtown victims. the tragedy has sparked national debate over gun control with president obama pledging to take action. a newly formed group, at newtown united advocating what it calls sensible gun legislation. >> we have 20 children that have passed away and if we don't do this we have failed them. >> tomorrow will be a national day of morning. charges will bring their belts 26 the time for each victim at the exact time of the shootings. >> and bay area headlines police are investigating materials that were stored in a san mateo home. this is the 400 block of terret drive. authorities say the materials were not stable to move without potential of explosion and evacuate the block wall warning other residents. the san mateo county bomb squad was also called on to the scene. >> here is a quick look outside whe
KRON
Dec 18, 2012 7:00am PST
. gene rosen lives near the school in newtown. friday morning, before anyone knew what had happened, he discovered six terrified children in a school bus driver on the front lawn. it rosen invited them into his home. he describes what happened next. >> when the kids stated that they could not go back because their teacher is dead and bay could not go back. i could not accept that. i just kept listening to them and when they talk more one of them stated that it was a big gun and a small gun. they stated that there was blood, and there was blood. i prayed. >> the teacher was 27 year- old vicotoria soto. she reportedly shielded her students in the corner of the room to get away from the gunfire. the kids and somehow got away and were able to get to rosen's home. rosen gave them some jews and some of his grandson's toys to comfort them, then he called their parents. >> we have clear skies outside and it is along the temperatures to drop. it is a cooler start today and even colder tomorrow. weaken see fault developing. we are not getting any notation of the visibility. in the north bay, and
KRON
Dec 20, 2012 7:00am PST
. >> nearly one week since of the tragedy shooting at an elementary school in newtown, conn., the community is coping with a steady stream of funeral processions. today, more children, including six year-old allison wyatt and catherine hubbard, will be laid to rest. yesterday newtown bid farewell to 27 year-old teacher victoria soto. paul simon, who is a family friend of the soto's , performed the sound of silence at her funeral. a newly formed group, new town united is advocating what it calls a sensible gun legislation. >> bay area headlines. the police are investigating materials this morning that were found stored in san mateo home. police and fire officials designated the materials found in the home in the 400 block of parent drive. authorities say that the materials were not stable to move without potential exploding. for the back to with the block while warning other residents. if the san mateo county bomb squad was also called into the scene. >> a quick break at 7 07 a.m.. here is a live look at the san mateo bridge. the traffic is moving good on the right-hand side. this is from out b
KRON
Dec 29, 2012 11:00pm PST
multi-million dollar lawsuit. who survived the newtown school shooting. we meet the lawyer who is taking up the case. then. police put up sobriety check points just in time for the new year celebrations. we'll tell you where. plus. a day of celebrations in maine. where we meet the first same-sex couple to married. that's ahead! oh, you have a keurig vue brewer? oh, it's great! now i can brew my coffee just the way i love it. how do you do that? well, inside the brewer, there's this train that's powerful enough to carry more coffee and fresh water to make coffee that's stronger and bigger... and even hotter! actually, i just press this button. brew the coffee you love -- stronger, bigger, or hotter -- with the keurig vue. >> police are cracking down on people drinking and getting behind the wheel this holiday weekend. to do so. several departments have set up d- u-i checkpoints throughout the bay area including checkpoints in san rafael, pacifica, san francisco, mountain view and the san jose area. we're learning that the san jose check point is at the intersection of san jose aven
KRON
Dec 19, 2012 5:00pm PST
to kron4's maureen kelly about the massacre in newtown and the renewed push for stricter country. >> i was sitting in the office on california street and they said that there is somebody on a 34 with a gun and he is shooting. my secretary warned me. >>reporter: sheldon siegal worked at the law firm targeted by the gunman .and lost many friends and collegues that day. he says the massacre at sandy hook elementary brings up those painful memories from nearly 20 years ago. >> what is disappointing to me is we are 20 years removed and it is still happening. and it is happening more frequently now and it is seen to be accepting. as the regular course of events and that is a huge failure! >>reporter: after the incident at 101 california sheldon and other survivors formed the law center to prevent gun violence. tuesday they wrote this letter to the president obama urging stronger gun control lawsincluding the reinstatment of the federal ban on assault weapons. >> i have been in a building that was under attack if that ever happens again i hope that there is less of a chance for a person
KRON
Dec 16, 2012 11:00pm PST
the victims. the funeral will be starting. in newtown, connecticut, i'm tori dunhan. >> hundreds of bullets were found at the connecticut school. that suggest that's the gunman was planning a more gruesome massacre but was stopped short. lanza had a sig sauer 9mm as well as a bushmaster assault rifle. and this is a photo of lanza's mother, nancy lanza. authorities say he shot his mother in the head four times and drove to an elementary school with enough am in addition to kill every student there. gun control is once again in the spotlight on the sunday morning talk show meet the press, it was said on the next day of congress' session, new legislation will be introduced to get weapons of war off the street. >> it will ban the sale, the transfer, the importation, and the possession. and it will ban the same for big clips, drums or strips. >> but as the nation mourns the staggering loss of so many innocent lives. she believes americans are ready for a change. >> is this the way we want america to go? in other words, the rights of the few overcome the safety of the majority? i don't th
KRON
Dec 21, 2012 7:00am PST
newtown, connecticut and across the country. today marks one week since the shooting at sandy hooke elementary school. >> the national rifle association will be holding a press conference in response to the sandy hook school shooting in new town. >> this is the topic that has been on the mind of american parents across the country. the question is is what we do about the tragedy that happened in newtown, connecticut? like most americans were shocked by what happens and by all americans we have been discussing all of the latest options that are available to protect our children. at this point will like to share our thinking with you and for that purpose i will like to introduce our executive vice president. that you for being with us. at the end of this conference will not be taking questions mud next week we will be available to answer any questions if you are available to talk about anything that interests you. >> good morning. the national rifle association, 4 million mothers and fathers sons and daughters joined the nation and our rage and grief and ernest prayer for the families
KRON
Dec 18, 2012 11:00pm PST
tomorrow. >>> another day of funerals in newtown, connecticut, today. two were victims were laid to rest while a wake was held for another. citizens and investigators continue to try and make sense of the tragedy there. >> reporter: tearful morning and the secretary day of funerals in newtown. >> it's still not real that my little girl so full of life -- [ crying ] >> -- who wants a horse so badly isn't coming home. >> reporter: it was back to class for most. with the recent tragedy on students' minds. >> the really big thing in the world right now. and how can't you think about it? it's so close to you. >> reporter: the teachers' union said educators will discuss friday's mass shooting in an age-appropriate manner. sandy hook elementary students have not returned to class. they'll be moved to another facility in a neighboring county. trucks carrying supplies have been leaving the school which is a scene still. >> president obama supports and would support legislation that addresses the problem of the so-called gun show loophole. >> reporter: connecticut's medical examiner says nanc
KRON
Dec 30, 2012 11:00pm PST
. donelson's family members >> more than two weeks after the newtown, connecticut shooting rampage, adam lanza's body has been claimed for burial. that's according to the new york times. the paper wasn't able to learn from the state medical examiner who took him. on december 14th, lanza shot and killed 26 people, sandy hook elementary schoolbefore that massacre, lanza home nearby. police haven't given ait's the 11th hour and still no fiscal cliff deal on the table. when we return. we take a look at lawmakers final push to beat the new years deadline for a compromise. ♪ [ female announcer ] no more paper coupons. no more paper lists. [ dog barking ] ♪ no more paper anything. safeway presents just for u. ♪ save more. save easier. saving more, starts now. just for u on the safeway app. >>> another day gone and still no deal on the fiscal cliff. if nothing is done by midnight monday, mandatory tax hikes and spending cuts will kick in, impacting every american. senate majority leader harry reid says while negotiations are on-going, the senate will not vote on any plan this evening. eliz
KRON
Dec 19, 2012 8:00pm PST
horrific shooting in newtown connecticut, several california law makers are saying enough is enough. it is time to put into place more restrictions on guns. specifically assault weapons like the ones used by the shooter adam lanza. leland lee is one of those pushing for new proposals in sacramento. >> this is a time we should all be reflecting. loopholes. and he is not alone. state senator ted gaines is calling for legislation that would prevent persons with court documented mental health issues from obtaining a firearm. >> and yee adds another state senator is looking at a proposal that put the bushmaster a-r - 15 style rifle. one of the guns the shooter used in the new town school massacre, is one of the most popular weapon's in the country. three- million americans currently have this gun in their homes. kron 4's reggie kumar is here in the studio. to show us how easy it is to purchase the rifle on-line. reggie? pam. it was difficult to find assault rifles like the ar 15 for sale online in the bay area through a private owner. but, i did find one for sale in california on craigsl
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Dec 15, 2012 7:00am PST
request. in addition for the town people for newtown, conn.. we have established a number for you to call. that number is 2 is20 three3- 270-428203-270 we still have mae working at the state of the school. it has not been completed and the problem will not be completed until another day and have to two days. we're not put in a time limit on this. we have done everything that we need to do to peel back the onion layer by layer. we need to examine every crack and a layer of the facility. this does not exclude bows out of the building. the outside of the building is all part of the crime scene including every single vehicle. we actually have three teams, three major crime scene that are working with us. we had a meeting this morning and this was what the super tennis school. she will be here to cooperate with some of the issues that she has encountered. the minute that the medical examiner is finished he will come here and we will again provide all the detail and for mission that we can. again, about the pacific questions will only take a few. i have to tell you that there's certain thi
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Dec 17, 2012 7:00am PST
tragedy in newtown, connecticut. president obama traveled to new town to come for the families of those killed at sandy hooke elementary. he also took part in an emotional memorial service for the victims last night. we will now go witlive with rene mars mr sh from new town. >> the nation continues to mourn. the first funerals for two of the students will be held today. >> we will never forget. on sunday morning more than 2000 people came out. >> we offer you our tears and our pain. hour anour anger and our sour. >> we will share with you and try to ease this heavy burden. >> the president's stated that more needs to be done to protect our children. >> these tragedies must end. and in that we must change. >> they just told us here in connecticut that both the school and a home where adam used to live will be shutdown and closed indefinitely. they said that they will still be considered a crime scenes definitely for months. he stated that it will be up to the town officials to decide what to do with sandy hooke middle school after the investigators have cleared up. they stated they
KRON
Dec 25, 2012 6:00am PST
program into a nonprofit and have another round of gift giving for easter. >> residents of newtown, connecticut are trying to find some christmas joy in the middle of tragedy. the town is still reeling from the shooting that killed 26 people at sandy hook elementary more than a week ago. residents there say it's important to still celebrate the holiday. dozens of people are trying to pitch in and help comfort the community. a group passed out free hot chocolate, donuts and panda bears to kids on christmas eve. police officers in newtown will get today off to spend it with their families. officers from surrounding towns will cover their shifts. >> lefty o'doul's restaurant in san francisco has collected about six-thousand toys in a last-minute toy drive. the restaurant's goal for today's annual christmas eve toy drive was to collect 15-thousand new, unwrapped toys. the goal is to provide toys to 44-thousand children in need this year. today firefighters travel around the city dropping off toys at homes, playgrounds and to children they pass by on the street. families who have applie
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Dec 18, 2012 4:00am PST
to update you on new town conn. newtown, conn. will face many more furor over the next few days. >> and students other than those who attend sandy hook elementary are to return to classes' morning. >> report uer ntisha lance has more as a community rocked by a tragedy to justify some normalcy. >> 6 year-old no luck pozner was laid to rest. >> there was not a dry when the mother spoke. tremendous passion. tremendous feeling. i think everyone was touched. >> family and friends also remember little jack pinto. little buddy wrestler. he was an avid new york giants fan. in fact, he was buried in a giant jersey. >> new town is forever changed. we came today as 18. that is a we are. >> most new town students will return to school this morning. >> students of sandy hook elementary will not. >> trucks filled with school materials headed to a neighboring town for a neighboring middle school. >> with the children come in the wall to the classroom that is as close as possible to the one they left. >> there is no official date when sandy hook will resume. i am natish lance reporting. >> the
KRON
Dec 27, 2012 7:00am PST
tell you what officials and newtown, connecticut are asking the public to stop sending gives to the community. will be right back. >> is 70 9:00 a.m.. newtown, conn. officials are stating that they do not want the public to send more gifts. the town is struggling to manage the gifts that they have received. cissus slate of the 20 students at the six faculty members near the two weeks ago, newtown has been indulged with gifts, from tens o of teddy bears, barbie dolls and soccer balls to flowers, artwork and school supplies. officials said they would be tell the best way that people can help the community after the " where houses full of items " are processed. >> the california highway patrol is reporting more than 1000 d.u.i. i arrests all just over the holiday weekend. the chp was a maximum enforcement mode starting on friday and ending at midnight on christmas night. statewide 1060 drivers were rested for driving under the influence. that is up from last year when 980 drivers were arrested for d.u.i. during the same period in the bay area, there were 151 d you why are rest. there w
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Dec 14, 2012 5:00pm PST
killed newtown, conn.. here is what we know at this hour. connecticut school. students massacred in their emotion. developing news at five. more than a dozens children shot and killed at an elementary in new town, connecticut. tonight many questions remain, but here is what wepam gives us the latest here is what we know about shooting in new town, connecticut at this hour. 27 the gunman. 20 of the victims are young children. police are questioning the brother of the shooter. and the gunmans mother has been found dead in his home. catherine heenan is standing >>catherine: newtown is 80 miles northeast of new york city. the scene of the shooting, is a relatively wealthy community founded 3=hundred years ago, just after nine this morning, it became the scene of one of the country's >> i just got a message saying there was an unconfirmed shooting >> we immediately jumped in the car and came down here >>catherine: parents arriving at the school found a nightmare scene. >> "i just heard the principal was shot and killed. i heard some kids were shot. a teacher mrs. hammons was shot." >>cat
KRON
Dec 20, 2012 11:00pm PST
. >>> tomorrow marks one week since the deadly elementary school shooting in newtown, connecticut. some marge websites will -- major websites will go dark for 1 minute as part of a national moment of silence tomorrow. more than 1,000 people and sites have pledged to participate. and on twitter, the hash tag moment for sandy hook is trending. memorials and funerals continue today. there was a funeral for the mother of the gunman, nancy y lanza. >>> big changes coming to the forecast. rain on the way. and a lot of it! >>> the silicon valley humane society is offering a big discount from now to the end of the month for anybody looking to adopt a dog or cat this holiday season. jeff shows you some of the animals up for adoption. >> reporter: the fee can be about $200 depending on where you go, but the silicon valley humane society has a special this month. $12, and you can have a new member of the family just in time for the holidays! >> we have adult, young ones, short-hair, long-hair, brown, white, fluffy, curly hair. we've got everything! >> reporter: the humane society wants to set you up wit
KRON
Dec 25, 2012 7:00am PST
department. he was helping those affected by hurricane sandy. >>> residents of newtown, connecticut are trying to find joy this christmas on the heels of that massive shooting that happened at sandy hook elementary school where a gunman killed 20 young children and killed six employees at that school. so they're trying to do something in forms of celebrating but it's hard to do at this time. so they're chipping in as a community to lift their spirits. >> fortunately we have many, many kids that are still here. and it's all about the kids. and being with family. we take one hour at a time. one minute at a time. >> and here you can see one group passing out free hot chocolate, donuts, and panda bears to kids on christmas eve yesterday. also today all of the police officers in newtown, they get the day"gqç.b to be wih their families. officers from surrounding towns are going to come to newtown and cover their shifts. >>> 7:23 is the time right now. we'll be back with more. >> we got somebjc7.u weather aroud the country on this christmas day. as you can see on the national map of the vario
KRON
Dec 17, 2012 6:00am PST
decent people that could have been any town in america. >> monitoring this live shot out of newtown conn we are waiting for the latest information for the police press conference getting ready to go under way. this morning everyone continues asked the question why? we learn more about the shooter had on month lanza at 13 are for change. he did have a mild form of of some. people with gas burners are not normally by let.violiviolen police believe that he saw out officers and steps into a classroom and fired a hail of bullets and then step back and shot himself. >> today is expected to be the busiest day of the year for the postal service. the postal service as an estimated 655 million cards, letters and packages will be processed nationwide today. for those who still need to mail things out but want to skip the line, 24 hour self- service kiosk are available at several post office. >> 611 is the time and we'll be back in a couple of minutes. here is the approach to the bay bridge, you could see the raindrops and a little bit of puddling. it is chilly, and oakland is 56 degrees. we're look
KRON
Dec 19, 2012 7:00am PST
was moved by them. if chief howard jordan says that this trip was planned before the newtown shouldn't happen. he stated that he did not talk about the incident and that the children did not ask about. >> dozens of people gathered in pleasanton's amaral park. tomorrow the loss of us young lives in last week's connected shooting. they some songs, parade and the candles. they bought together to express their pain. >> the visual was put together by the mohr elementary parent teacher association. the pta also collected pictures, ponds, letters and donations which will be sent to the families of the victims and connecticut. >> the search is on in morgan hill for a bank robber. police released a photo from a surveillance camera. police say, that the man robbed the wells fargo bank at the corner of monterey road and main street about 145 saturday afternoon. he passed a note to a teller, demanded money and said that he had a gun. no gun was scene and no one was hurt, but the man escaped with an undisclosed amount cash. and was last seen heading south on my road. >> police also search
KRON
Dec 31, 2012 4:00am PST
46 year old sunando sen was a hindu from india. >> more than two weeks after the newtown, connecticut shooting rampage, adam lance was body has been claimed for burial. that is according to the new york times. the paper was not able to learn from the state medical examiner who took him. on december 14th, a land such shot and killed 26 people, including 20 children, at sandy hook elementary school before committing suicide. before that massacre, lance up killed his mother at her home in nearby. police have not given a motive for the shootings. >> we will be right back. >> welcome back the time is by 20 9:00 a.m.. you concede the cars are headed into sampras's go. they do have coffee and their heaters are blasting pripet the temperature was right around 40 degrees. >> what if you are are driving around santa rosa it is only 30 degrees there. is a cold start for the morning and as we head into afternoon everyone will be in the '50s. we may see some upper 40's. " we looked into tomorrow we will see frost and new year's night may be the coldest of the season so far. it is generally dry. ov
KRON
Dec 22, 2012 8:00pm PST
of the sandy hook elementary school massacre are nearing week of farewells in newtown. services were being held in connecticut for 7- year-old josephine gay and 6-year-old ana marquez- greene, while another service was taking place in utah today for 6-year-old emilie parker. and for the very latest we turn to chris monzingo for a closer look at the heated gun control debate. - >> reporter: as the last of the newtown school shooting victims are buried today a renewed debate about gun control has heated back up. late friday new jersey gov chris christie came out against posting armed guards in schools.. >> "i'm not someone who believes that having multiple armed guards in every school is something that will enhance the learning environment and thats our first school." >> reporter: the gov was responding to the national rifle association's proposal to create a program that would train volunteers on gun use to guard schools nationwide. and as executive vice president of the n-r-a wayne lapierre says the best way to ensure safety for our children is to have qualified armed security.
KRON
Dec 25, 2012 5:00pm PST
difficult christmas for families of the newtown shootings. how others are coming to their aid and how the victims are being honored. >> and the dangerous and deadly weather taking aim at the midwest ♪ [ female announcer ] no more paper coupons. no more paper lists. [ dog barking ] no more paper anything. safeway presents just for u. save more. save easier. saving more, starts now. just for u on the safeway app. >>> in newtown an all davey jill honoring those shoot at sandy hook elementary school. the candles were lit last night and volunteers are taking three hour shifts to make sure they stay burning. police officers are filling in for newtown police so they can have the holiday off. in the nation's capitol 20 child like angels adorn the altar inside the chapel and each one represents one of the children killed in newtown. they will be on display through january 6th. >> disturbing new details about the man that ambushed firefighters in western new york shooting four of them and killing two before taking his own life. grant is here with the latest. >> well, before setting fire to his ne
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Dec 21, 2012 5:00pm PST
newtown elementary school tragedy -- with a moment of silence. it was one week ago today -- a gunman opened fire at a connecticut school. murdering 26 people -- including 20 children -- before taking his own life. much more on they day of mourning ahead tonight. but first. we turn to the renewed debate over gun conrtol in america. today for the first we are hearing from the nation's most powerful gun lobbying group -- the n-r-a. grant lodes is standing by with the story. the n-r-a >> this was big. they offered his condolences and waited a week to speak out. and today it doubled- down.undeterred by protestors or anything else. not giving an inch on gun control the n-r-a's solution - a new team that will work to put armed officers in every school in the country.because it says the next school killer is "waiting in the wings" >> i call on congress today to act immediately to appropriate what ever is necessary to put a armed police officers in every single school in this nation to read the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. why is the idea of a gun could
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Dec 17, 2012 5:00pm PST
around most of the state's schools. but sandy hook school in newtown remains closed and may never reopen. truckloads desks, shelves, bulletin boards and abandoned backpacks. taken from the scene of the massacre to a recently closed school in nearby monroe. the former middle school is where the sandy hill students will resume classes. volunteer contractors spent the weekend installing smaller facilities for the younger students. >> when the children come in whenever the school has started they walk into a classroom that looks as close as possible as their classroom that they left." >> the sandy hill school remains a crime scene. state police working around the clock to determing what happened. >> we did sees significant evidence of the residents. it is a very painstaking processwe're going to do everything. that it takes to ensure that we uncover every bit of evidence, we're examining every facet of it, that we conduct as many interview to do paint a clear picture as to exactly how and why this tragedy occurred. >> the gunman, 20 year old adam lanza, reportedly smashed his computer as he
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Dec 25, 2012 4:00am PST
newtown, conn. are trying to find stor people say that it is important to still celebrate the holiday. they are trying to comfort the holiday. with police officers today will get today off. and officers from surrounding towns have a volunteered to cover the sfhits and social media was used to collect families in need and a round of gift giving hundreds of people who did not have anything to put on the table this holiday got a christmas meal, extra groceries and warm clothing. possible. lefty o'doul's restaurant in san francisco has collected about six-thousand toys in a last- minute toy drive. the restaurant's goal for today's annual christmas eve toy drive was to collect 15-thousand new, unwrapped toys. the goal is to provide toys to 44-thousand children in need this year. today firefighters travel around the city dropping off toys at homes, playgrounds and to children they pass by on the street. families who have applied to receive toys can also pick them up at the program's headquarters on jerrold avenue. we'll be right back here on the kron four morning news. >> good morni
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Dec 24, 2012 4:00am PST
over how to happened in newtown connecticut continues. the national rifle the northbay was bombarded with heavy rainfall. in corte madera heavy rains kept some christmas shoppers at home. the rain brought with it flooding to many parts of the north bay. crews worked to clear roadways and make it safe for those who braved the >> i braved the rainfall, to get at the shopping done. >> a much needed break from the rain today will allow last minute shoppers to get their shopping done today before more showers arrive for christmas. please make readable for anny the raiders playing out the >> po 42 degrees rebels, with locally dense fog. novado, 42 degrees--right now. there is a storm system ruling through the pacific. just in time for the holiday, is brewing that storm system- over the pacific. mainly cloudy conditions for christmas day. you can see heavier rainfall for santa rosa. even towards petaluma. and just light rainfall for the bay bridge, oakland and delta and portions of the delta. san jose, however not picking up that much. but we could pick up in intensity. the wind w
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Dec 20, 2012 8:00pm PST
and support are pouring into newtown, nation. it's the same heart- wrenching scene over and over in newtown. groups of mourners.paying respects.and laying to rest the victims of last friday's shooting. 26 christmas trees line this street. 27 guardian angels representing the lives lost.including the shooter's mother.young women collect donations and hand out christmas ornaments. coffee and food at this local shop are free - thanks to anonymous donations from all over the country. >> the emotional wounds are still fresh. today >> invesgtigators finished processing suspect adam lanza's home. that's where the rampage began.with lanza killing his mother in her sleep. nancy lanza was also laid to rest today in a private, family only service. adam lanza has not yet been burried.toxicology results on him are pending. we've mentioned the moment of silence tomorrow at 9:30 am eastern. silicon valley venture capitalist ron conway is leading a world- wide effort to have an on- line moment of silence too. at least 100-thousand people and sites say they'll participate. celebrities promoting this
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Dec 29, 2012 7:00am PST
dollars on behalf of a student who survived the mass shooting in newtown. the attorney says the 6- year-old student, identified as "jill doe," was in her classroom at sandy hook elementary school on december 14th when suspected gunman adam lanza opened fire. lanza killed 20 first grade students and six adult staffers at the school before killing himself. the lawyer says the student has been traumatized by the killings, and accused the state of failing to protect students from "foreseeable harm." >> it's been two weeks since adam lanza open fired inside sandy hook elementary school. the shooting forever changed lives in newtown, connecticut. on friday, dozens of people came together for an interfaith vigil aimed at to the small community. jamie muro was there. on a bitterly cold morning - footprints in the snow lead to a community coming together - once again. i tell people in my church, already, that our lives will never be the same. that can be received as bad news, and we can cycle in despair, or we can say our lives will never be the same and how will we move forward in the mid
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Dec 20, 2012 5:00pm PST
memorials for six more victims. people in newtown are mourning and hurting.but support from across the u-s is helping them get through it. it's the same heart- wrenching scene over and over in newtown. groups of mourners.paying respects.and laying to rest the victims of last friday's shooting. 26 christmas trees line this street. 27 guardian angels representing the lives lost.including the shooter's mother. young women collect donations and hand out christmas ornaments. coffee and food at this local shop are free - thanks to anonymous donations from all over the country. >> it is really in a nice thing people come and and really need it is heartwarming. it >>reporter: the emotional wounds are still fresh. today >> i think that for some it is too soon to forget the need to go to the process, the grieving. before there is even room for forgiveness. >>reporter: today, invesgtigators finished processing suspect adam lanza's home. that's where the rampage began.with lanza killing his mother in her sleep. nancy lanza was also laid to rest today in a huh private, family only service. adam lanza
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Dec 14, 2012 8:00pm PST
. is in newtown with the latest. >> tragedy in a small connecticut community. "evil visited this community today" >> police say a shooter struck sandy hook elementry school in newtown friday morning. >> "there were 18 children pronounced dead at the hospital. six adults scene" >> a parent inside the school at the time said she believed at least 100 rounds had been fired. the alleged shooter is dead and police have recoveredthe first 9-1-1 call came in around 930 am, police shooter search. >> "there were police with rifles and handguns, they were on the roof, they were surrounding the school, they were going in through the roof." "our main objective was to evacuate as quickly and efficiently and as possible school." >> president obama ordered u-s flags to half-staff in honor of the victims. speaking about the children killed, he fought back tears. >> "they had their entire lives ahead of them, birthdays, graduations, weddings, kids of their own." >> he also offered assistance, and condolences, to connecticut's governor, during a difficult time. >> "we'll do whatever we can to over
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Dec 19, 2012 11:00pm PST
puts restrictions on ammunition. >>> another day of heartbreaking goodbyes in newtown, connecticut. family and friends attended funerals for victoria soto, the hero 1st grade teacher who died protecting her students. services were held for three additional students. attendees were overwhelmed by the loss. >> i just can't imagine. i have a cart daughter the same age. [ crying ] >> just the face and the smile and the happiness he had. >> the connecticut post newspaper reports daniel wanted to be a fighter when he grew up. to honor him, the newspaper says that more than 100 firefighters from connecticut and from new york showed up for his funeral. >>> we are already seeing freezing and subfreezing temperatures around the bay area. it's freezing up in santa rosa, 41 degrees in fairfield, 39 in half moon bay, 33 in pleasanton. very cold conditions. you can see the clear skies over the bay area. some coverage is starting to filter into the north bay. that could keep temperatures from reaching the 20s in a couple locations. but very cold conditions overnight. 20s and 30s through much of t
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Dec 29, 2012 8:00pm PST
of a six year old who survived the newtown school shooting. we meet the lawyer who is taking up the case. then. police put up sobriety check points just in time for the new year celebrations. we'll tell you where. plus. >> coming up the best and the worst in the next edition of people behaving badly. >>> police are cracking down on people drinking and getting behind the wheel this holiday weekend. to do so. several departments have set up d-u- i chekpoints throughout the bay area including checkpoints in san rafael, pacifica, san francisco, mountain view and the san jose area. remember to celebrate that start of 20-13 safely and if stories... if you drink, do not drive. also, we will celebrate one year anniversary of eight gay couple celebrating their first anniversary. of a gay couple -- ♪ [ female announcer ] no more paper coupons. no more paper lists. [ dog barking ] ♪ no more paper anything. safeway presents just for u. ♪ save more. save easier. saving more, starts now. just for u on the safeway app. >> brian: this live view from the bay bridge with clearer conditions. jus
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Dec 23, 2012 8:00pm PST
debate over how to prevent tragedies like what happened in newtown connecticut continues. the national rifle association made it clear that they will not back gun laws. for more on the story we go now to elizabeth corridan. >> reporter: the sunday morning talk shows hosted heated debates over gun control. >> "the fact that something is misused, whether it's a baseball bat or the mass killing in a chinese school with an axe and a knife, doesn't mean that you ban baseball bats, axes and knives or guns." >> "but it's obviously also true that the easy availability of guns including military style assault weapons is a contributing factor, and you can't keep that off the table." >> reporter: politicians and activists went toe-to-toe on solutions that could prevent a tragedy like the shooting at sandy hook elementary. the n-r-a c-e-o is not budging from the stance he took on friday, arguing for armed guards in schools. >> "if it's crazy to call for putting police and armed security in our schools to protect our children, then call me crazy." >> reporter: asa hutchinson is the former
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Dec 14, 2012 7:00am PST
. in the small town of newtown conn. that is in western connecticut in fairfield county. you can see in active seen as police are still there investigating. there are a lot of parents and students are around area this morning that been a scourge of the school. the school is all under lockdown even though this happen at one particular element school sandy hook. around 9:30 a.m. when it happened we know that the shooter is dead. there are unconfirmed reports of maybe one other death. it could be a child. we know there are three people in the hospital at least. all of these are unconfirmed reports. there are many conflicting reports as to the number killed. the emergency audio tape is what we have taken a listen. >> i with the paris here less the children there were in the classroom during the event. i am try to get an account on them now. there were not in the regular, we here, our rooms. i am gathering the names of the storms the one in the classroom at the time. >> there are so many conflicting reports coming in is hard to know anything except the one confirmation from ap is that the sh
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Dec 24, 2012 5:00pm PST
officer in that school, a good guy." >> reporter: as the last of the newtown massacre victims are laid to rest, the nra has taken the position that armed security officers in schools are a major part of its solution. >> "i have found the statements by the nra over the last couple of days to be disheartening because the statements seem to not reflect any understanding about the slaughter of children that happened in newtown, connecticut. here's what bothered me. the nra spokespeople have been willing to deal with every possible cause of gun violence except guns." >> catherine: that was barbara starr reporting. lawmakers from both parties agree that some kind of change is needed.but they don't agree on how to do it. democrats want to make it harder to get military- style weapons. republicans argue that such measures have been ineffective in the past. >> former president george h-w bush will probably spend christmas in a houston hospital. doctors had hoped to release him by now. but they want to make sure the 88- year-old builds up his energy. bush has been hospitalized for about a month aft
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Dec 27, 2012 6:00am PST
johannesburg, until he fully recovers. newtown connecticut officials are asking the public to stop sending gifts which the small town is struggling to manage. since the slaying of 20 students and six faculty members nearly two weeks ago the town has been the loser would guess from tens of thousands of teddy bears, barbie dolls and soccer balls to flowers, art work and school supplies. officials say they would detail the best ways to help the community after the warehouse full of items are process. >> electronic board of the nasdaq on the right and the opening bell will ring in just a few moments. we have a better than expected jobs report coming up with a drop of 10,000. fewer americans are filing for unemployment. president obama also cutting as a hawaiian vacation short and coming back to washington. the house and senate are also returning to work out a deal for the fiscal cliff. back to the bay area we are following this story in walnut creek, a person is dead after an officer involved shooting. jackie sissel is live on the scene. >> i am on the 1400 block of creekside drive. th
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Dec 17, 2012 4:00am PST
marsh in newtown >> today the first and will be held for to sandy hook students. 60 jack pinto and six your old noah posner. >> on sunday more than 2000 people came out for a memorial service to remember the 26 allies cut short after a 40 save 20 year-old adam landsa shot his way into sandy hook elementary and open fire. >> >> president obama traveled to new town where he met with them in the victims'. >> the portion of sadness that we can share with you to ease its heavy load we will gladly bear it. >> the president praised the community for pulling together and said more needs to be done to protect our children. >> these tragedies must spend. to end them we must change. >> for some lawmakers the shooting here in new town conn was a tipping point. senator dianne feinstein said she would introduce a bill to ban assault waweapons. >> as you heard renee mention gun-control is in the spotlight. on the sunday morning talk show meet the press. since turning feinstein . says she would introduce a legislation to get what she called weapons of war off of the street. >> the rights of the few ov
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Dec 22, 2012 7:00am PST
killed in newtown, connecticut. the demonstration is being organized by local chapters of the brady campaign to prevent gun violence. >> we will be right back. >> we are back as 7:10 a.m.. we are keeping a watch on the weather this morning. this is 89 at sauaw valley over the sierra. they are expecting to be cloudy today with scattered snow showers. their high is only in the '20s. but plenty of snow, is expected anywhere from 1 to 5 ft.. >> parts of the midwest are still dealing with the blizzard conditions this weekend. this is video out of westwood, ohio on friday. if the roles are treacherous. thousands of residents in the midwest do not have power. the national weather severe service states that blizzard and winter storm warnings are in effect throughout the night. the warnings stretch from nebraska all the way through the southern wisconsin. >> the ninth circuit court of appeals is blocking a california law which bans the controversy all therapy that aims to turn gay miners straight. the three judge panel issued an emergency order, to put the lot on hold until the court can hea
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Dec 31, 2012 7:00am PST
. >> thousand than two weeks after the newtown, conn. shooting rampage, adam lanza by his mclean for burial.been claimed >> that is according to the new york times. >> the paper was not able to learn from the state medical examiner who took him. on december 14th, he shot and killed 26 people, including 20 children, at sandy hook elementary school before committing suicide. >> before the massacre, he killed his mother ever home nearby. police have not give a motive for the shooting. >> will be back with kron 4 morning news coming up. >> welcome back to the kron 4 morning news. a car over the railway on the san paublod dam road. >> the driver was not injured. george has more on the crash. >> that is right mark. the accident occurring just west of bear creek road on san paolo gamba roaddam road. when d as a condition of this is usually one of the first here is to report. the woman was able to get out of the vehicle and walked out to the roadway and was waiting there when an emergency vehicle arrived on scene. while an ambulance was sent to the location as a precaution it does not appear
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Dec 28, 2012 5:00pm PST
reaction from our poltiical analyst michael yaki. >>> and the newtown school massacre. scientists are now testing the shooters d-n-a. what they're looking for - ahead. >> jacqueline: this live look at a stormtracker 4. return on the radar but the wind and the rain will be returning. we will time it out on futurecast, coming up. (male announcer) live from the kron 4 news station, this is the kron 4 news. >> catherine: just 4 days to go. president obama stated the obvious earlier today. saying the hour for immediate action is here" to avoid the fiscal cliff. if there's no deal by midnight december 31st. there will be automatic tax increases and spending cuts. we'll have more from our political analyst in a minute - but first. kron 4's justine waldman is back with more on our developing story. >> reporter: after meeting with bi-partisan leaders friday, the president said no one will get 100-percent of what they want. he said if congress can't reach a deal. congress should allow a vote on a basic package that would preserve tax cuts for middle-class americans, >> i am optimistic that we can s
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Dec 27, 2012 4:00am PST
. >> newtown, conn. are asking for the public to stop sending gifts, which the small town is struggling to manage. since the slaying of the 20 students and six this faculty members >> two weeks ago, a new town has been the lowest bid, up from tens of thousands of teddy bears, or does a soccer balls to flowers, our work and school supplies. officials say that they would be to the best way to help the community after the " where houses pull items " our process. >> will be right back. >> a developing story just into kron 4 news room. we're getting reports of an officer involved shooting in walnut creek. it happens in an apartment complex on creekside drive. the call came in around 315 this morning. kron 4 urs will tran just to the scene and he joins us now on the phone. >> we do know that there was some sort of incident involving a police officer that discharged his weapon about 320 this morning. no officer is injured at this time. we do not know a lot of details because we just arrived here. there with holding a lot of the information. if they stated they will have a press briefing in about
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